Stampin Stray Ducklings September Blog Waddle

Welcome to the September Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring 3D projects. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic 3D projects! 

I began my card using the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (#152492). The card base is Garden Green 11″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide, scored at 5 1/2″. The layer is DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″. I cut the circle through both pieces once the DSP was attached to the card base. Cut a piece of Garden Green 1/2″ x 2″, fold it in half and bend each end half way back to the fold. This is the swing mechanism. Attach it with strong adhesive to the center, inside at the top of the card. Punch a small hole in from the fold. Cut a thin strip of Clear Window Sheet and punch a hole near one end. Put it under the hole in the Garden Green piece and attach the 2 loosely with a brad.

To make the card 3 dimensional, there is a piece of Garden Green, 4 1/2″ x 2″, scored at 1/2″, 1″, and 1/2″. Make it a W fold and attach the piece to the bottom of the back panel. Do not attach the front panel, yet. Attach another piece of DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″ to the inside of the back panel, covering the edge of the W piece.

The front of the card has branches in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. The sentiment is punched and layered with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. (#152883).

Next, using the Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp set (#152572) and the Birds & More Dies (#152721), I stamped the nest, birds and eggs and assembled them. I tried to color the birds as finches. To give the nest some weight to swing, I attached a second nest on the back of the front one. I added the leaves and attached them to the Clear Window Sheet piece.

I added a panel on the back for my message.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of October for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code CRZS4S4U when ordering from me in September, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in September for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with cards from the Annual catalog and the Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 3 people and I will happily wear a mask.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Stampin Stray Ducklings August Blog Waddle

Welcome to the August Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring cards created with a fun fold. (If you are one of my Mystery Stampers, please go look at another post – ha ha!) You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I created my card using the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (#153520). The card base is Cajun Craze 11″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide, scored at 5 1/2″. The layer is Blushing Bride, 5 1/4″ x 4″. Each piece of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is 2 1/2″ tall x 1 7/8″ wide. I made a template to equally fold back each center corner. The template is 2 1/2″ tall x 1 7/8″ wide. Mark 1 1/8″ down and 1/2″ in and cut diagonally from one mark to the other. Then just turn the template on each piece to fold the centers back. I did not pay attention to how I cut my paper, therefore the patterns do not continue from one piece to the next, but they don’t really have to line up.

The center square is approximately 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies (#152323) in Very Vanilla. I added a layer of Gold Foil under the Very Vanilla square. The stamped image is from Autumn Goodness photopolymer stamp set (#153454). I made this an anniversary card, but it can be used for an occasion. It was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder (#109129). I added 3 Gilded Gems (#152478) to complete my card.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of September for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code JB9999EB when ordering from me in August, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in September for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with cards from the Annual catalog and the Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 3 people and I will happily wear a mask.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Stampin Stray Ducklings July Blog Waddle

Welcome to the July Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring cards created with a fun fold. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I created my card using the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (#152488). It is cut at 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″. Scored at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″, and 7-3/4″. The card base in Old Olive, is cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Fold the DSP back and forth, adhering the largest piece of DSP to the card base. You can adhere the second and third panels together or leave them unattached and add more die cuts or stamped images. Isn’t this a fun way to show both sides of the beautiful DSP?

The die for the bottom panel is cut from the Ornate Layers Dies (#152726) in Blushing Bride. You can add another layer of Whisper White on top of the Blushing Bride, if you like. I cut a flower border in Blushing Bride using the Ornate Borders Dies (#152724). It is tucked under a piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon (#149496). The sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (#151331), is stamped in Old Olive on a piece of Old Olive cardstock cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690). I made this an anniversary card, but it can be used for an occasion.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Lori Helvick
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of August for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code TA36XWEN when ordering from me in July, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in August for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with cards from the Annual catalog and soon-to-be-available Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 3 people and I will happily wear a mask.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

August-December Mini-Catalog!

Coming soon! Can you believe it will soon be time to think about fall card making and gift giving projects?! Followed closely by Thanksgiving and Christmas! It’s SO pretty!!

If you have already paid for an annual catalog, you get this one for free. If you would like this catalog, but have not purchased an annual catalog, contact me ASAP!

Bonus Days!

Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020!

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes. If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period. 

Stampin Stray Ducklings' June Blog Waddle

Welcome to the June Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring cards created with exciting new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of our projects! 

I created my card using the World Map Dies (#152712) from the Beautiful World Bundle (#154091). The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Misty Moonlight, one of the new In-Colors for 2020-2022. Another layer of Basic Black and a piece of World of Good Speciality Designer Series Paper (#152491). The globe is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional and backed with Misty Moonlight. The “happy birthday” sentiment is from the A Wish for Everything (#149320) cling stamp set. It is stamped in Basic Black on a piece of Misty Moonlight layered on a circle of Basic Black. Both circles are cut with dies, one from the Word Map Dies and the other from Layering Circles Dies (#151770). I completed my card with 3 Gold Metallic Pearls (#146282). This is going to be hubby’s birthday card in a couple of weeks!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Lori Helvick
Sheryl Diemer
Laurie Sherwood
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of July for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

Join me on Monday nights for a Mystery Stamping Zoom gathering!  I will walk you through the making of a card without knowing how it will look until you get it done! R.S.V.P. to me by Thursday night for the next Monday and I will send out the cutting “clues” by Friday night. Lots of fun! If you don’t use Zoom, I will email the cutting “clues” to you and then send you pictures after we finish the card online. Just let me know what you prefer!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code MYXRUKM6 when ordering from me in June, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in July and August for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with cards from the new Annual Catalog!
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

June Hosts earn extra rewards!

The brand new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog is goes live on Wednesday, June 3rd and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase of $250. The catalog is live now, so start shopping! 

Share Sunshine, June Paper Pumpkin!

Box of Sunshine

  • This is a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara, Stampin’ UP! CEO and her #sharesunshine passion.
  • It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats provided by you.)

Stampin Stray Ducklings' May Blog Waddle

Welcome to the May Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring cards Fathers Day/Masculine cards. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of our projects! 

I created my card using the Sailing Home cling stamp set (#149457). The card base is Night of Navy, scored 2 1/8″ in from each end to make the gate-fold. Each front flap has a layer of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (#149481) cut to 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″. On the front is a piece of Crumb Cake with a layer of Very Vanilla. The panel is stamped in Night of Navy and Crumb Cake using images from Sailing Home. I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays cling stamp set (#148618) in Night of Navy.

Inside the card, I added DSP (Designer Series Paper) panels on the inside of the “gate” panels. The center panel is Very Vanilla cut at 4″ and 5 1/4″, also stamped with images from Sailing Home. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays. If you love nautical things, check out these products, some on clearance.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Lori Helvick
Sheryl Diemer
Laurie Sherwood
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on June 10th for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Father’s Day and masculine Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code NSTDH4NQ when ordering from me in May, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me, hopefully in June for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with cards from the new Annual Catalog!
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.